Todd Bradlee

"Much of my inspiration comes from the world around me, the world within me, and the interplay between the two. Sometime during the Industrial Revolution, functional art was misplaced, and has ever since been traveling down a bumpy road to recognition in the world of art. I feel lucky to be working in this gray area of art and furniture. "

In woodshop at school or in his dad's fully stocked garage, Todd Bradlee's early years were spent grappling with a living material that he didn't quite yet understand. Shaping it came easily to him, but he had yet to understand that a well-designed, well-made piece of furniture is as alive as a tree is before harvest.

A piece of Bradlee's furniture starts with an idea, and moves onto paper. Countless sketches are done before he finds the one he is happy with. He studies and selects woods, matching wood grain with each design. Although he uses traditional joinery, his pieces are far from traditional in style. He believes that furniture becomes art when a great design is beautifully made.

Todd Bradlee began woodworking at the age of 7, and his professional woodworking career began at the age of 18. Starting with carpentry, his path evolved into the world of studio furniture design and making.

Cube Chair
Wood & Leather Stool

$ 1,150
Cube Stool
Wood Stool

$ 1,550
Wood Chair

$ 3,100
Triangle Side Table
Wood Side Table

$ 1,550
Bedside Table 2018
Furniture Side & Pedestal Tables

$ 2,250
Wood and Leather Bar Stool
Wood and Leather Stool

$ 1,650
Pedestal Table
Wood Pedestal Table

$ 2,950
Circle Table
Wood Dining Table

$ 2,750
Tripod Chair
Wood Chair

$ 1,550
Blue Coffee Table
Wood Coffee Table

$ 1,350
90 lb. Bookshelf
Wood Bookshelf

$ 2,100
85 lb. Dresser
Wood Dresser

$ 7,000
Triangle Coffee Table
Wood Coffee Table

$ 1,250
Wall Shelf 3
Wood Shelf

$ 1,900
Upholstered Chair

$ 3,000
Bench 2016
Wood Bench

$ 4,450
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
design in wood, san diego, ca, 2005